Italian Greyhound Breed Profile


The Italian Greyhound is very similar to the Greyhound, but much smaller and more slender in all proportions and of ideal elegance and grace.


Any color and markings are acceptable.


The Italian Greyhound is a gentle, submissive and affectionate dog. They become very attached to their masters and can be reserved with strangers. Playful and intelligent, generally these dogs are not difficult to train provided their handler is consistent with them. They are often naughty and are aware of it.


Italian Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds, possibly originating more than 4,000 years ago in the countries of Greece and Turkey.

Care Level

Medium (may be difficult to housetrain)